Ask Tess: How do I protect my animals from radiation?

Tess, So if I’m all protected with gas masks etc. how do I protect my animals? A Reader   Answer: Reader, Thank you for sending your question in. One of our Ready Nutrition writers, Jeremiah Johnson wrote about the very subject you are asking about. In the...

Ask Tess: I’m Vacuum Sealing Food For the First Time

Hi Tess, I am a first timer and I am wondering if I need to freeze my peas, beans and lentils before I vacuum pack them in the jars and vacuum bags? Also do I need to put oxygen absorbers in the bags and jars? Thanks. A Reader Answer: Hello, Vacuum sealing is a great...
Why Will All-Purpose Flour Only Keep a Few Months?

Why Will All-Purpose Flour Only Keep a Few Months?

Tess, Why will all-purpose flour only keep a few months? Mine is in food grade buckets with oxygen absorbers, no light, low humidity and 68 degrees. Same question about bleach. Why does it go bad? A Reader Answer: Hello, I am so glad that you asked this question, as...
Ask Tess: Can My Vegetable Oil Go Bad?

Ask Tess: Can My Vegetable Oil Go Bad?

Tess, I have stored vegetable oil that now smells bad. Don’t want to make oil & vinegar dressing from it. Can oil go bad?  Never saw any info on that.  A Reader Answer: Hello, Yes, oil can go bad. Because this is a fat-based product, over time the fats will...

Ask Tess: How long do homemade potato flakes last?

Tess, I read your article on making your own dried potato flakes and wonder how long these would last? Thanks, A Reader Answer: The powdered potato flakes last anywhere between 6 months to a year in a regular container. If you add oxygen absorbers and ensure it stays...

Ask Tess: Why are store-bought deodorants so bad?

Hi Tess, I was wondering if you could enlighten me on why you think store bought deodorants are bad to use?  Thanks, K. Jenkins Answer: Hi K., Great question! The reason why I have placed such an emphasis on using natural products is because of the overwhelming...